Latest News from the Isle of Mull & Ninth Wave Restaurant

More award nominations

More award nominations

After taking last year off of the award entries and competitions circuit, we are back in the game again. But how can we possibly top winning 3 of Scotland’s most prestigious food awards, as we did in 2015? Well this week had been outrageously good. We were first,... read more
Best Scottish Sourcing Award

Best Scottish Sourcing Award

Another award for Ninth Wave Ninth Wave has just won a Best Scottish Sourcing award at the illustrious Scottish Excellence Awards held on June 2nd at the ECC in Edinburgh. This is their 4th award in the last 6 months. It was a massive nation-wide event with over 800... read more
HI Tourism Awards 2015 on November 15th

HI Tourism Awards 2015 on November 15th

Jonny the Fisherman, Kirsty and I arrived dressed to the nines to the floodlit façade of Drummossie House Hotel in Inverness for the HI Tourism Awards 2015 on November 15th. We entered the hotel walking between two lines of proud Highland Pipers and received a grand... read more
Ninth Wave wins Restaurant of the Year 2015

Ninth Wave wins Restaurant of the Year 2015

Ninth Wave has just won RESTAURANT of the YEAR 2015 . In the highly competitive best restaurant category at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards! We beat out 5 other entries including michelin-starred Isle of Eriska Hotel and The Whitehouse, Lochaline to... read more
Wee Island Gem Takes the Big Prize

Wee Island Gem Takes the Big Prize

Ninth Wave Restaurant is chuffed to have won the highly-contested Restaurant of the Year Award 2013 in the Highland & Islands Food and Drink Awards, announced on Friday night in Inverness. This year’s gala event, hosted at the New Drumossie House Hotel, was... read more
The Kindness of a Stranger

The Kindness of a Stranger

Bounty from the Middle East A dinner guest gave us the best tip ever this week. He was booking a special anniversary table for his family at our restaurant, while travelling in the Middle East and asked in his email if I would like anything from the souk. I asked for... read more
Playing the Heirloom Herb Lottery

Playing the Heirloom Herb Lottery

It’s been a couple of weeks since I planted the last shipment of live plants that I ordered from Apple and Tree Man Nursery in Perth. My approach to choosing what to put in my garden is “The weirder the better”. I ordered culinary plants that are no longer used much.... read more
Results of Carla’s Nursery Herb Lottery

Results of Carla’s Nursery Herb Lottery

The Losers Pineapple Sage smells like pineapple and tastes very green, like grass. Not much like normal sage Black Peppermint is refreshing but disappointingly (for a chef with her gothic moments) not black! Variegated Herb Gerard is a kind of ground elder (I googled... read more
New Article on Kitchengeekery

New Article on Kitchengeekery

Meadowsweet – Lady of the meadow “This fantastic article about the history and uses of Meadowsweet was written by Carla Lamont, a talented Chef and Writer, who runs Ninth Wave Restaurant, on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.”  Read more... read more
Summer Foraging on the Croft

Summer Foraging on the Croft

In May & June John & I have spent our spare moments picking blossoms, harvesting black elder flowers and most recently digging nuts from under certain umbelliferae in our fields in search of the much coveted hognut, which local children ate as snacks... read more
Macarons make it to Mull

Macarons make it to Mull

I knew that macarons wouldn’t be easy. Rarely do chefs master these French fancies on the first or second go. What lunacy drew me to this precocious variety of meringue? The technical difficulty involved and the fact that the rest of the planet seems gaga about them... read more
Still in the Weeds

Still in the Weeds

The Seaweed Drying Extravaganza was indeed a passel of fun. I put on an Alice Cooper Cd and dove into it with quasi-gay abandon. All week long….Friends from Fionnphort stopped by for coffee and a chat only to find that they must navigate a maze of sub-marine... read more
Our Winter Experimentations at Ninth Wave have begun!

Our Winter Experimentations at Ninth Wave have begun!

Over here on the Isle of Mull we’ve finally surfaced from a Hogmanay whisky haze…ideas are now burbling through the bog of my culinary mind into the watery daylight of a Hebridean winter. I’m mentally playing with ingredients and cooking methods in a foody version of... read more
Winter at Ninth Wave

Winter at Ninth Wave

I could have had a quiet winter; Reading “A day at elBulli” by the peat fire, leisurely concocting new recipes in my tiny kitchen while listening to the gales ravaging our croft, and feeding Jonny up to help him keep warm on his fishing boat…. It’s easy to be happily... read more